Xiaomi has announced the successor to its Max series with the launch of the Mi Max 2 in China. The new handset features a relatively streamlined design and an incredibly massive 5300mAh battery underneath. The device will be available to order starting from this month’s 25th in China.
The new Mi Max 2 takes cues from the Mi6 in terms of the back panel and opts this time for rounded edges which Xiaomi says provides much more comfortable one-handed use. Of course, despite all those promises, you won’t be able to operate the Max 2 with a single arm considering the whopping 6.44-inch Full HD panel up front and off-screen capacitive buttons. Moreover, the battery has been bumped up to 5300mAh battery that the company claims can run for two days on a single charge. However, the Max 2 still manages to sport a slim unibody.
More on that battery, the Mi Max 2 also supports Quick Charge 3.0 that is capable of charging the device up to 68% in merely an hour and you can also use it as a power bank for juicing up other compatible phones. There’s also a rear fingerprint scanner and IR blaster available. Furthermore, the handset is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 processor, 64/128GB onboard storage, 4 gigs of RAM and sports a set of stereo speakers on the bottom.
The optics arrangement includes a 12MP rear 1.25μm large pixel camera, dual-tone LED flash, Sony IMX358 sensor and a front-facing 5MP shooter. The setup is identical to the flagship Mi6 they launched a few weeks back. Hence, you can expect impressive shots in daylight as well as low-light.
The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 starts a price of RMB 1699 (~INR 16,000) for the 4+64GB variant and RMB 1999 (~INR 19,000) for the 4+128GB variant.
Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Specifications
- 6.44-inch Full HD LCD display
- Rear Camera: 12MP, 1.25μm large pixel, dual-tone LED flash, Sony IMX358 sensor
- Front Camera: 5MP
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 4GB RAM, 64/128GB onboard storage
- Fingerprint scanner, IR blaster
- 5300mAh battery, Quick Charge 3.0
- Stereo speakers